Dietary intake is the most important determinant of over- or undernutrition, but it is not the only influence on an individual's nutritional status. A series of extrinsic environmental factors or intrinsic clinical or physiological disorders can alter the absorption, retention, utilization, and integrity of nutrients. These give origin to secondary malnutrition states. Primary (dietary origin) and secondary (environmental, pathological) factors often combine within the same individuals. From a public health perspective, the goal is to implement broad policies and programs that increase the availability of specific nutrients imperiled by the local environmental problems, e.g., iron in hookworm infested areas, while addressing the primary diseases. In the clinical setting, management requires diagnosing and managing the underlying pathological states interfering with nutritional health while providing compensatory measures to correct secondary nutritional imbalances.

See also: Cystic Fibrosis. Diabetes Mellitus: Etiology and Epidemiology. Handicap: Prader-Willi Syndrome. Liver Disorders. Malnutrition: Primary, Causes Epidemiology and Prevention. Nutritional Support: Adults, Enteral; Adults, Parenteral; Infants and Children, Parenteral. Zinc: Deficiency in Developing Countries, Intervention Studies.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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